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bleak

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbleakbleak /bliːk/ ●○○ adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 HOPEwithout anything to make you feel happy or hopefula bleak future/prospect πŸ”Š The company still hopes to find a buyer, but the future looks bleak.2 SAD/UNHAPPYcold and without any pleasant or comfortable features πŸ”Š a bleak January afternoon πŸ”Š The landscape was bleak. β€”bleakly adverb β€”bleakness noun [uncountable]
Examples from the Corpus
bleakβ€’ For savers, the picture probably will get bleaker.β€’ His prospects of finding another job are bleak.β€’ The wild landscape was bleak and bare.β€’ This is the wildest, bleakest and least densely populated area of Ulthuan.β€’ The Chicago settings are authentically bleak and the plotting subtle and incisive.β€’ The snow-covered coast looked bleak and uninviting.β€’ Prospects of success looked bleak as the opposition scored the first two goals.β€’ Many people were facing a financially bleak Christmas.β€’ It looks pretty bleak for avocado growers here.β€’ The future looked bleak for the Democratic party.β€’ Things began to look pretty bleak, from the standpoint of building a career.β€’ The chief executive said that the company was looking at a bleak future.β€’ Only an occasional ferry boat makes a last, bleak journey across the river to Birkenhead and the Wirral.β€’ Maybe in the bleak light of dawn Kathy arranged a pile of twigs on the beach.β€’ He gazed around the empty, bleak little room in despair.β€’ It could have shared the owner's adventures and vicissitudes, occupied his leisure hours, cheered his bleaker moments.β€’ the bleakest year of the Depressiona bleak future/prospectβ€’ But as she lapped up the five-star treatment on the champagne Concorde flight, angry pensioners were facing a bleak future.β€’ His marriage has broken up, he rarely sees his teenage daughter and he faces a bleak future.β€’ Now the hard working couple say they face a miserable Christmas and a bleak future.β€’ They say the airlift has brought new hope to people who would otherwise have faced a bleak future.
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